Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Chuck D Rages Against Niggas in Paris


Chuck D sparks conversation about the n-word after receiving a standing ovation at a concert in Lyon, France for telling the crowd he was NOT a nigga in Paris...

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speak to your boy JZ at once and give him the news. Traveling the world over calling himself Nigga, guess the POTUS was right, he is a JOKE!

Anonymous said...

I've always loved Chuck D and Prof. Griff for their ideologies. Being of African desent myself, I cringed when I saw Jay and Kanye perform that song 14 times in a row in Paris. And when Jay drunk that liquor out of his grammy (for that song), I was done. I understand that there are indeed niggaz in the black race, but the world needs to understand that niggaz doesn't define us as a whole race. I hate a loud, tacky, uncouth, ghetto ass woman and a shiftless, lazy, sorry ass man, and some black people (as some people of all races) fit that description. Thank you Chuck, for constantly reminding the masses that not all of us agree with being niggaz.

Anonymous said...

Chuck D and PE is legend and a revolutionary. It's a shame that this post isn't labeled under Chuck D or Public Enemy. Just Jay Z and Kanye. Very telling, indeed.

BloggerDisplayName said...

he is right, if the word is to disappear it has to be stopped being used by everyone, none of this we can and you can't BS , no one should use it and it will go away , but that ain't gonna happen....

suck it up buttercup

Anonymous said...

Don't know him all too well but I LOVE HIM. When I go to Paris if somebody thinking they're 'down' calls me a nigga I wouldn't like it. But it's all Jay and Ye's fault.

Altho I hate the word it's not half as bad if used WITHIN the community. It should NEVER be used on the outside.

Anonymous said...

REAL talk!

Anonymous said...

I say it a lot in my personal life but never on my job and never around no white folks. It's just a word to me. Freedom of speech and opinion is how I roll.

Bee Gee said...

As always, I feel what Chuck is sayin'..

Anonymous said...

Chuck D is a pure fucking HATER!!! He is just bitter as fuck that at the height of PE's so called popularity he never had the money, power or respect that Jay & Ye have in the Hip-Hop world. He should just admit he's broke & he needs a few bucks then maybe Jay will let him get a cameo on his next album. Niggas in Paris shitted on Public Enemy's whole catalog.

Anonymous said...

@10:09 If it's is just a word then why not use it in all settings?If it's just a word then ALL people should be able to use it without repercussion.

Anonymous said...

I miss the days when Public Enemy and other rap groups were putting out music with a message.

Back then, Hiphop was diverse, and there was something for everybody. We still had some coons rapping about embarrassing shit, but they were in the minority.

Now the coons have taken over hiphop, and we have self-hating black men like Kanye and exploiters like Jay Z, and retards like Lil Wayne idolizing white women, glamorizing drug use, denigrating black women, and telling the world that black people are the "niggers" that white America claims we are.

They might have the freedom of speech to say that 50-11 times in a song, but I have the freedom to refuse to spend my money to support that garbage.

Bee Gee said...

@10:17am - Jay & Con are not Hip Hop. They're crossover pop musicians. They could never sniff the impact that Public Enemy has had on the industry and more importantly, the culture. They're just a couple of faggots that got lucky when 2Pac & Biggie died and Hip Hop got confused and start calling those niggas all-time greats.

Anonymous said...

My best friend NEVER uses the N word and she is black! I literally see her cringe when she hears it used! She is an English major and thinks that you can surly find a better pronoun,noun, or adjective to use in the English language to express yourself! I agree but, honestly, I have been know to use it from time to time...but never around non-blacks!
We as a people need to do better! Thank you Chuck D... I bet our ancestors are turning over in their graves!! SMH!

Anonymous said...

Chuck D is a pure fucking HATER!!! He is just bitter as fuck that at the height of PE's so called popularity he never had the money, power or respect that Jay & Ye have in the Hip-Hop world. He should just admit he's broke & he needs a few bucks then maybe Jay will let him get a cameo on his next album. Niggas in Paris shitted on Public Enemy's whole catalog.
10:17 AM


How old are you? Chuck D is not broke. He has a radio show, and he does speaking tours to talk about hiphop culture and politics. He is giving a positive contribute to our culture (black culture AND American culture).

Jay Z and Kanye are just COONS trying to stack $$$ by pushing negative stereotypes of our people.

If Chuck D is a "hater" for calling out the coonery, then that is the best thing for a righteous black person to be.

Anonymous said...

Nevermind 1017, probably hasn't reached puberty yet smmfh

Anonymous said...

@ 10:17

Real hiphop is about putting out a message to the people. It's about rhyming and innovative beats. It's not about selling out and making it rain.

Know your history. You can't be a real hiphop fan unless you know the history.

Bee Gee is right. Kanye and Jay Z are not hiphop, they are pop artists on the same level as Justin Timberlake... following the latest fad trying to keep themselves relevant.

Chuck D will ALWAYS be relevant, because he always has something intelligent and meaningful to say, and he is a respected voice in the public discourse.

Anonymous said...

that's wonderful. thanks for standing up, chuck d.

Anonymous said...

Chuck D get at your boy Flavor Flav first, then worry about Jay-Z.

Anonymous said...

YES! Fight the power! Fight the POWER!!

Anonymous said...

BROOKLYN SIT DOWN!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

^^YES!

Anonymous said...

The propaganda machine has brainwashed those who don't know any better into believing that Gay-Z and Coonye and the rest of their ilk are musical greats. They're just puppets pushing the agenda set forth by the elites.

Anonymous said...

BeeGee thanks for schooling the young children about the difference between rap and this new bubblegum pop genre. I applaud the French for not drinking the koolaid that Jay is dishing out to the young African population over in Paris. He is clearly trying to corrupt them as he's aided in doing to the young NY ghetto kids. And I'm supposed to give props to J cuz he's made money and is splashed up on magazine covers? FUCK OUTTA HERE!

Anonymous said...

Get em Chuck!!

That's why Obama threw Jay Z's 50 year old ass under the bus. That dumb ass is older than Obama yet married to a bimbo that talks like she went to the same school as Fantasia. Can't stand the posers and all their faggot, brain dead stans.

Anonymous said...

9:43 i hate house niggas like you. house or field, we still niggas

Bee Gee said...

Speak on it @ 11:13am

Anonymous said...

@11:13 Tell it!!!!

Anonymous said...

@10:17, your an idiot. Chuck D got paper. He ain't hardly broke. He makes a good point. How can you expect someone to respect you when you don't respect yourself. I'm tired of black folks acting like coons all the time.

IAINTMADATCHA said...

Chuck Dee is absolutely right. Jay and Kay have no idea how much damage they've done with that song like it's the new African American National Anthem. GTFOH.

@Bee Gee - Do you agree that Jay used to be hip hop - I think after the Blue Print is when he went way to the left.

And 10:17 has to be a teen to say dumb shit like that. Chuck Dee has NEVER been about the money - always enlightenment.

Anonymous said...

Okay...Some of these comments are just garbage! They make me wonder if those of you making them are black...or just the white man living in black man's skin! You have got to be kidding me! Chuck D a HATER???? He paved the way for Jay-Z's monkey ass! In the words of his whack-ass wife, Jay-Z needs to "BOW-DOWN" ...to the real hip-hop royalty!

ThatBKChick said...

(((CHURCH RWS FAM))))....Preach to these dumb ass illiterate young ass fools! We need PE back, because black people has lost their way in hip-hop. It's literally "rap" these kids are listening to. Rap is a pop form of hip-hop. Real Hip-hop doesn't need to curse, swear, belittle our women, glorify drugs, incite "rape" and violence. Real hip-hop tells a story, gives substance and change to black people's lives such as P.E. and many other greats back in the day. The crap that is out now, is nothing more than white corporate music industry garbage to keep our people dumbed down and lost.

I stopped listening to rap music for some-time now....Thank God for XM Stereo, I can listen to throwback hip-hop, real R & B and real black music.

God Save Public Enemy, we need a new movement to free our minds!

cns said...

@11:14 thank you!!! Now that I think about Pres. Obama are only a couple of years older that Jay-Z but you can definite see the mature level. This also explains why Jay-Z acquaintances are mostly impressionable young people. The Obamas only used him and his wife for campaign donations. Everybody knows the Obamas can't stand the Carters just tolerate them for a check. But of course this is nothing new with politics.

Anonymous said...

It took the POTUS to call JayZ out as the JOKE he really is. His ignorance level is beyond comprehension. Hope this is a wake up call to the young blacks out there. JayZ is a fool and should be BANNED. ijs

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Chuck D is a pure fucking HATER!!! He is just bitter as fuck that at the height of PE's so called popularity he never had the money, power or respect that Jay & Ye have in the Hip-Hop world. He should just admit he's broke & he needs a few bucks then maybe Jay will let him get a cameo on his next album. Niggas in Paris shitted on Public Enemy's whole catalog.
10:17 AM
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Hey Jay or Kanye, nice to see y'all ignorant mofos on Snitch. Don't be mad at Chuck D for speaking TRUTH! Fucking clowns. You're both a disgrace and should be fucked up. Add dat piece of shit Wayne to the list, as well as Dream and Nas for cosigning.

Winky_Boo said...

I Love You Bee Gee♥! I Feel You

Anonymous said...

You all love being called "ns"; if you didn't, you wouldn't say it so much, use it so much, talk that talk. You all have stood up for the exclusive use of that word, versus encouraging all people to not use the word at all. Give me a break. Be accountable for the mess you've created, Black people.

Anonymous said...

we got some white trolls on this post so to make it clear.
the same way jews hate the word kike
the same way asians hate the word chink
the same way latinos hate the word spic
progressive black people hate the word nigga
unfortunately for black, we are represented by the dumbest cooniest entertainers

Anonymous said...

@12:35
who's you all? do you know any blacks outside of this blog, white troll?
if I stereotyped all white males as child molesters you wouldn't like that.

Anonymous said...

jay z raps about selling drugs and how much money he has.. years ago rap had a positive messages.. stay your ass in school.. get an education.. get out of the ghetto.. don't do drugs and do not commit crimes that will have you spending your life in jail.. it also told us what happens to men in jail.. we were also told don't mess with whores. whores were joked about years ago.. not anymore.. rap is no longer positive.. talking about staying in the hood to sell poison to your own people.. i love chuck d..

Bee Gee said...

@IAINTMAD - Oh yeh he definitely used to be hip hop, no doubt. Not no mo..

Anonymous said...

@10:17

You need to ask your mama if she was stretching your formula with water when you were a baby. You may have some brain damage from it.

Anonymous said...

@12:35 not me.

Anonymous said...

Through with the Grammys when a song like "Ni**" in Paris won over Nas' "Daughters"

Proud of us we are finally growing up & actually looking at lyrics (Ricky Rozay, Wayne). Not that I care but we wonder why other races think we are idiots

Anonymous said...

@12:35 that’s what a few coons with a mic would have you believe but fortunately, they don't represent the masses, as you may have mistakenly assumed.

Anonymous said...

@10:14AM ????? I'm confused bro. You use the N word more then they used it in Django and you use it in a public form. Just clear up for me what you "feel" that Chuck is sayin' my brother.

Anonymous said...

@11:16
Wow! Out of all the comments after mine, you chose mine to respond to! I'm touched! But sweetheart, I've never been a nigga, never will be a nigga, and want no parts of niggerdom. You sound just the way THEY want you to; ignorant, angry (why do you hate me?), and resigned to the fact that you will be nothing more than a nigga. As long as you keep this mentality, that you are a nigga (be it field or house), you cannot be reached. Good day, sweetie, and be blessed!

Bee Gee said...

@2:36pm

Chuck said "there's a place for everything"

Now I use the word in my personal life among the black adults that I move around with - my people, my loved ones. I don't condone my kids using the word and I've educated them on the responsibility they take on with "nigga" and ANY words of it's nature - words that can be weaponized with simple context and spark anger and violence. I use the word because I feel like I'm responsible enough to use it in a harmless context, as a general term of reference, which is what I do in here.

Now as far as using it in here, I've said many times that this forum is like the "barber shop" to me. I come here to act a fool and chop it up with other black people. I think most of on here are African-American and are adults. I don't see any problem saying "nigga" in this setting and I don't think I ever will.

Would I say it amongst a bunch of white people? Hell naw because in general, people simply aren't responsible enough with a word that can be turned into a bullet if used around the wrong people or in a certain context.

So in that regard, I definitely feel what Chuck was saying when he said "there's a place for everything", as well as his problem with rappin that whack shit in front of thousands of Europeans. Especially considering the types of unchecked racism that occurs in Europe to this day.

But all in all, I feel differently about the word than many do, but I don't feel I disregard the potency of the word. I feel like I'm responsible enough with it and on a predominantly black public forum where we come to mostly clown celebrities and play verbal darts, I don't feel bad about using it here and don't expect everyone to approve of it.

To each his own.. Hope that clears it up for you at least a little bit, fam..

Anonymous said...

Man the n-word is still powerful only bcause you ninjas still consider it powerful. Us blacks get offended by every fucking thing but be the first one to say stick and stones might break my bones but words will never hurt me pssshhhh!

Strawberries said...

Chuck D has never been a industry type fella. Chuck always try to impart wisdom and truth to our people. He will always get much respect for that. Always

...oh well... said...

This thread has made my day a little better.

I almost only listen to non-rap (industrial complex) music now.

Occasionally something like PE or UMCs will come on. I have visceral, positive emotion when I hear it. I would not loan PE Fear of a Black Planet to anyone.

The same happens when I think of Bahamadia and Lyte (black women have been shut out of hip hop. The White Man did not do this). I even feel good when I hear the Geto Boyz. They talked about the street but didn't glorify it.

I have walked so far away from hip hop (not RIC), that I even wonder if I liked it at all.

I came of age in the 80s and 90s when n-a was thrown around. I remember when white folks hated hip hop. I knew its downfall would be when they started listening.

We weren't smart enough (even after centuries dealing with them) to know how that was going to turn out.

That is our fault. Although I was a kid, my 36-year old self feels shame.

Jay-Z started off ok (loved MTV unpluggged), but no...just no.

Anonymous said...

Lee Daniels the black guy who directed Precious, recently directed Nicole Kidman in the Paperboy. He tried to FORCE Kidman to say the word Ni--a.
She wouldn't say it. She has a mixed son. I applaud her. Daniels is a sick fuck who directs some pretty sucky movies. Sam Jackson tried to force a reporter doing a junket thet Django shit, the reporter wouldn't say it. I don't know what has happened to some black folks.

Thanks CHuck D. Even white folks ain't down with that shit!

Bee Gee said...

^ I saw the Samuel Jackson awkward ass clip. That shit was retarded..

Anonymous said...

@7:02

I used to like Sam, but he tore his ass with me. From 6:08.

Anonymous said...

Great to see the comments support chuck d. It gives hope that all hope is not lost...

Kay La said...

I never could understand why he called himself Hova, as if heaven was a time share...

http://youtu.be/LJlld0h3u1k

Bee Gee said...

@7:57 aka 6:08 - Same here. Ever notice how he curses and says "muthafucka" on cue whenever white hollywood wants him to? If I was a great actor like him I'd be highly pissed if all I was known and wanted for was cursing. "I have had it with these MUTHAfuckin snakes on this MUTHAfuckin plane!!" I wonder does he even realize he's dancin' that jig?

Anonymous said...

I know right. He's as minstrelsy as they get. He is Not a great actor. Countdown til his fall. He diminished himself.

@8:05

I think he's trying to call himself Jehovah. This guy is in for some serious -taking down a peg or two.

Anonymous said...

@7:57 I too like and know Sam personally and he is a great guy and very intelligent. I don't know what this new public persona is all about. This is a little strange because Sam is not a sell-out for sure!

Anonymous said...

@9:16

IF he is not a sellout, then I can't tell, because he's acting like one. If you know him personally, have you asked him what is he trying to achieve?!

Bee Gee said...

Yeh I don't wanna call Sam a sellout, because if you read about his past he's definitely a socially conscious black man. Hollywood and celebritydom are a beast though, and the more I observe some of these actors and actresses (like Sam, Jada, and others) the more I think about Dave Chappelle's statement on Inside The Actor's Studio. I still like him, but it pisses me off to see him dancin' on cue for these muthafuckas when they've never given him a Golden Globe or an Oscar..

Anonymous said...

@Beegee

I know his history which makes it all the more surprising at his behavior of late. Because he didn't used to be, doesn't mean he ain't one now. I call straight sellout-telling a white guy to call you N--ger and how freeing it is. Sounds like you have some feelings about Sam, that I no longer have. So we can agree to disagree on this one.

If he ain't a sellout, he'll do nicely until one comes along.

Anonymous said...

@9:40 this is 9:16, I can understand and respect your position, you made your point well.

Anonymous said...

@9:20 this is 9:16, to answer your question, no I have not had a one on one sit down with Sam for awhile but know this, I will ask him about this matter. Sam is a man of substance and I'm sure he has not lost it in Hollywood! Will report back after the investigation.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:14

I respect your position too. I try to engage in dialogue that makes sense, when blogging. I would honestly like to know how and why he changed. Because we disagree doesn't not mean we need to start name calling etc.

Anonymous said...

NEGUS in Paris

Anonymous said...

@10:23

I look forward to your report.

Anonymous said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the commentary. Raining knowledge up in this here thread :)

Bee Gee said...

Peace @ 9:40pm - Good points. I probably just choosing not to believe what seems true, fam, and my bias has me giving the brotha the benefit of the doubt. Actions always speak loudest tho - you illustrated that perfectly.

Anonymous said...

@BeeGee from 9:40p

I hear you my brother. I wished he was the way I remembered him from the past. It is difficult to say and feel what I do. It feels like damn, another good/strong brother lost. I find no joy in it. It is what it is though.

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